Guide to the Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002 AIS.2005.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records
Creator
Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County (Project).
Collection Number
AIS.2005.01
Date
1970-2002
Extent
6.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
Abstract
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with a mission to preserve the city's treasured and historic architecture. The Landscape Survey presents efforts by the PHLF to catalog, document, and in some cases restore some of Pittsburgh's most notable gardens and parks.

Preferred Citation

Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002, AIS.2005.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Historic Landscape Survey was the result of efforts made by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation to gather information on many of the city's most prized parks and notable private gardens. Spearheaded by landscape historian Barry Hannegan, the survey collected documents, photographs, and ownership information along with articles dating back into the nineteenth century. The articles found in this collection are copies of the originals. The survey began in the mid 1990s and still continues.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains 5 linear feet of material, which is arranged according to the nature of the content. Box 1 houses information dealing primarily with private gardens and estates. Items in Box 2 refer to Pittsburgh's public parks, recreational areas, and Phipps Conservatory. These are then broken down further to correspond with the Pittsburgh street or neighborhood where they are located. In Box 3, much of the material relates to the city's university district, large cemeteries, and religious institutions. Box 4 and 5 are miscellaneous in nature. Many of the documents found in these two boxes relate gardening and landscaping to the broader academic discipline of horticulture. The file folders found in this collection often contain two sets of dates. The earlier dates, going back as early as the turn of the century, are copied articles pertaining to a city park or specific garden design. The later date range gives the proper indication of when the survey was active.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, May 17, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 (July 2006); updated container list (May 2012) May 30, 2012

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Gift from the Pittsburgh History Landmarks Foundation, January 7, 2005.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ian Hartman with assistance from Kate Colligan in 2005, made possible by contributions from the Garden Club of Allegheny County.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Charles Stanford in February 2006. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 4613027

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County (Project).
  • Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Hannegan, Barry
  • Vater, David L.

Subject(s)

  • Architecture
  • Associations
  • Cemeteries -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Historic buildings -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Landscape architecture -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Parks -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Historic Landscape Survey of Allegheny County Records, 1970-2002, AIS.2005.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Edgeworth: Beaver Rd., Copied Articles, 1925, 1995-1996 11

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  Folder
Edgeworth: Woodland Rd., 1996 2

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  Folder
Edgeworth: Chestnut Rd., 1996 3

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  Folder
Edgeworth: Shields Lane and Little Sewickley Creek Rd, Copied Articles, 1906, 1993-1996 4

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  Folder
Edgeworth: Miscellaneous, 1996 5

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  Folder
Sewickley: Copied Articles, 1902-1931, 1996 6

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  Folder
Sewickley: Copied Articles, 1929-1931, 1996 7

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Blackburn Rd, Copied Articles, 1931, 1996-1997 8

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Pink House Rd., 1996 9

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Watson Rd., 1996 10

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Persimmon Rd., 1996 11

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Scaife Rd., 1996-1997 12

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  Folder
Sewickley Heights: Way Hollow Rd and Farm Hill, Copied Articles, 1931, 1996 13

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  Folder
Fox Chapel: North Dr., 1996 14

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  Folder
Fox Chapel: Fairview Rd., 1996-2001 15

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  Folder
Fox Chapel: Fox Chapel Rd. and La Torella Rd., Shady Side Academy, 1996 16

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  Folder
McKeesport: Fifth and Renziehousen, 1996 17

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  Folder
Wilmerding, Copied Articles and Items Pertaining to 75th Anniversary, 1890-1965, 1996 18

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  Folder
Indiana County: Hartwood Acres, 1996 19

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  Folder
Pleasant Hills: Arboretum and Jefferson Memorial Park, 1970-1999 20

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  Folder
West Mifflin: Kennywood Park, Copied Articles, 1899-1910, 1996-1997 21

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  Folder
McCandless Township: North Park, 1970-1997 22

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  Folder
Bethel Township: South Park, 1992-1997 23

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  Folder
Miscellaneous Park Articles, 1905-1906 24

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  Folder
Vandergrift, Undated 25

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  Folder
Allegheny River Boulevard, 1931-1995 26

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  Folder
Allegheny county Parks: Copied Articles, Photos, Maps, Correspondence, 1949, 1995 27

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  Folder
Allegheny County Parks Comprehensive Master Plan: Inventory and Analysis Report, 2000 28

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  Folder
Highland Park, 1996-2000 29

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  Folder
Frick Park, 1927-2000 30

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  Folder
Riverview, 1940-1996 31

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  Folder
Schenley Park, 1896-1996 32

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  Folder
Grandview Park, 1996 33

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  Folder
Holiday Park, 1886, 1996 34

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  Folder
Friendship Park, (Maps, 1996 1896, 1912) 35

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  BoxFolder
Arsenal Park, (Maps and Copied Articles, 1996 1896-1935) 21

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  Folder
North Side Commons, (Maps and Copied Articles, 1996 1896-1935) 2

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  Folder
Herron Hill Park, (Copied Articles and Photographs, undated) 1996 3

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  Folder
Ennis Park, 1996 4

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  Folder
Ober Park, (Copied Photographs, 1996 1908-1913) 5

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  Folder
Sheraden Park, 1996-1999 6

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  Folder
Snyder Park, 1996 7

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  Folder
Leslie Park, (Copied Photographs, 1996-2001 1910) 8

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  Folder
McKinley Park, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1996 9

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  Folder
McBride Park, 1996 10

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  Folder
Second Avenue Park, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1996 11

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  Folder
Olympia Park, 1994-1996 12

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  Folder
Westinghouse Park, 1996 13

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  Folder
Curto Park Meeting Minutes, Correspondence and Copied Articles, 1934-2000 14

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  Folder
Phipps Conservatory, (Copied Articles, Undated) 1898-1937, 1993-2000 15-18

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  Folder
West End Park 1996-1998 19-20

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  Folder
Pittsburgh Parks Miscellaneous Copied Articles and Writings, 1898-1998 21-22

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  Folder
Allegheny Cemetery, 1980-1986 23

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  Folder
Homewood Cemetery, 1994-1998 24

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  Folder
Uniondale Cemetery, 1984-1996 25

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  Folder
Chatham Village, 1996 26

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  Folder
Temple Sinai, 1996-1998 27

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  Folder
Chatham College, Mellon Residence, 1995-1998 28

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  Folder
7009 Penn Avenue, Greenlawn, 1996-1997 29

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  Folder
5325 Wilkins Avenue 30

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  Folder
4875 Ellsworth Avenue, 1996-1997 31

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  Folder
1200 Chislett St., 1996-1997 32

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  Folder
Herbert Avenue, Westcliff, 1996-1997 33

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  Folder
Penn Avenue, Edgehill, 1996-1997 34

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  Folder
Forbes Avenue, The Maples, 1996-1997 35

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  Folder
5090 Warrick Terrace, The Heinz House, 1996-1997 36

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  Folder
Warrick Terrace, Grandview, 1996-1997 37

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  Folder
North Highland, at Bunker Hill, Senator William Finn's Former Home, 1996-1997 38

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  Folder
400 North Negley, 1996-1997 39

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  Folder
116 Woodland Rd., 1996-1997 40

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  Folder
Fifth Avenue and Woodland Rd, The Greystone, 1996-1997 41

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  Folder
5045 Fifth Avenue, 1996-1997 42

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  Folder
623 Pitcairn Place (Includes Copied Articles), 1996-1997 43

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  Folder
7010 Penn Avenue, 1996-1997 44

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  Folder
5360 Forbes Avenue (Includes Copied Articles), 1996-1997 45

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  Folder
206 Gladstone, 1996-1997 46

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  Folder
Beechwood Boulevard, Lyndhurst, 1996-1997 47

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  Folder
1085 Shady Ave., 1996-1997 48

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  Folder
1047 Shady Ave., 1996-1997 49

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  Folder
1251 North Negley Avenue, Baywood (Includes Copied Articles and Photos), 1996-1997 50

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  Folder
Fifth Avenue at Bigelow, Schenley Hotel, William Pitt Union, Undated 51

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  Folder
Bigelow Boulevard at Beechwood Boulevard, Undated 52

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  Folder
Oak St. at West Bellevue Avenue, The Grotto of the Holy Family Friary, Undated 53

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  Folder
Duquesne University, Priests' Garden, Undated 54

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  Folder
Wakefield St, South Oakland, Undated 55

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  Folder
67 17th St., Saint Patrick's Friary, Undated 56

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  Folder
1326 East Ohio St., Saint Nicholas Church, Undated 57

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  Folder
Forbes and Bellefield Avenue, Board of Education Courtyard, Undated 58

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  BoxFolder
5700 Bunker Hill, Highland House Apt. Photos, Undated 31

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  Folder
579 Briar Cliff (Includes Copied Articles and Photos), 1996-1997 2

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  Folder
6500 Fifth Avenue (Mellon Park) Copied Blueprints, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Management Plan, 1980-1999 3-5

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  Folder
Rhode Island Designed Landscape Survey - Drafts, 1887-1995 6-10

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  Folder
Historic Design Landscape of Syracuse NY, 1994 11

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  Folder
Georgia Landscape Survey Material, 1995 12

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  Folder
National Historic Landmark Nomination: Meridian Hill Park, Washington, DC, Undated 13

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  Folder
Indiana Landscape Material, 1994 14

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  Folder
Rochester, NY Landscape Material, 1995 15

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  Folder
Historic Ohio Inventory: Question and Answer, 1995 16

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  Folder
Maine Survey of Landscapes, 1990 17

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  Folder
Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form, 1996 18-19

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  Folder
Landscape Survey Form: Instruction Booklet, 1993 20

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  Folder
Garden Literature Conference, 1993 21

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  Folder
Mt. Vernon Estate, 1985 22

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  Folder
Historic Landscape Resource Manual, 1999 23

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  Folder
Horticultural Academic Listings, 1996 24

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  Folder
National Park Service Publications, 1996-1998 25

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  Folder
National Association for Olmstead Park, 1996 26

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  BoxFolder
Design Competition, 2001-2002 41

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  Folder
Dr. Barry Hannegan and David L. Vater Correspondence, 1995-2001 2

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  Folder
Pittsburgh Historic Landmark Photographs, Undated 3

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  Folder
Historic Landmark Negative, Undated 4

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  Folder
Pittsburgh Landmark Negative, 2000 5

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  Folder
18th Street Landscaping, 2000 6

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  Folder
Highland Park Sculptures, 1995-1996 7

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  Folder
Olmsted Articles and Material, 1995-1998 8

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  Folder
1909 Pittsburgh Survey (Copied), Undated 9

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  Folder
Olmsted Jr. City Planning Prints and Copied Articles, Undated 10

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  Folder
Landscape Architecture Design and Correspondence Material, Copied Articles, Undated 1994-1998; 11

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  Folder
League of Women Voters, Citizens Education Fund, 1997 12

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  Folder
Steven J. Hoffman, Mt. Lebanon Research Paper, 1990 13

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  Folder
Copied Articles of Phipps and Additional Private Conservatories, Undated 14

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  Folder
Homestead Park, 2000 15

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  Folder
Public Buildings and Grounds, Copied Photos, Undated 16

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  Folder
Garden and Forest Magazine, Selected Articles, 1889-1891 17

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  Folder
Charles Schwab Architectural Record, Copied Article, 1920 18

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  Folder
Pittsburgh Garden Tour Articles, Notes, and Releases, (Copied Articles)- 1903 1996 19

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  Folder
Recreational Sites and Copied Articles, 1998 20

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  Folder
Early Garden Items and Copied Articles, 1999 21

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  Folder
Topics on Urban Parks and Cleanup, 1995-1998 22

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  Folder
Historic Landscape Preservation, 1994-1998 23

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  Folder
Landscape History Collaborative, 1997-1998 24

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  Folder
Archives of American Gardens, Undated 25

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  Folder
Catalogue of Landscape Records and Newsletters, 1987-1998 26

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